Benefits that can be gained from incorporating various stretching poses and optimal breathing techniques in your daily life would be the ability to reduce pain & stress. In fact, yoga participants that spent 3 months doing a stretching program were able to decrease cortisol levels significantly. Chronic pain is something that impacts a lot of people for various reasons.
A large reason for this has to do with excess inflammation within the body including the joints. It has been shown in various studies to be effective at reducing joint pain. Along with this, it has even been shown to be more effective than wrist splinting at relieving symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Something that we pretty much all take for granted is breathing. The fact is, we need to breathe to survive and we do it involuntarily most of the time which keeps it out of our minds.